Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo might not be fighting each other in Europe’s top leagues anymore, but there is no doubt whatsoever that they are the 21st century’s greatest players. It would also not be unfair to call them two of the best ever and drop them into the absolute ‘elite’ category.
The two have dazzled football fans with their incredible consistency over almost two decades and are still going strong in their own rights. Messi won the FIFA World Cup last year at the age of 34, while Ronaldo is still outperforming players younger than him at 38. The two have developed incredible fan bases of their own, who pour their hearts out in devotion.
Messi and Cristiano also appear to have some artists within their fanbases who have created two of the most insane optical illusions for them that you will probably ever see. An optical illusion is ‘something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is’. It can also be described as ‘an experience of seeming to see something which does not exist or is other than it appears.
Basically, an optical illusion is almost like a trick image that is created by combining some elements that can give you a picture of something totally different than what is actually inside the image itself. Optical illusions are often created in reality too in nature, often seen by combining multiple elements of natural beauty.
Some fans appear to have been able to create a few incredible optical illusions for Messi and Ronaldo. The one for the former is almost a cheeky reference to him being called ‘the GOAT’ of football. It shows a field with many goats grouped together in a herd. However, if you squint your eyes low enough, you’ll probably be able to see the optical illusion showing Messi’s face.
His face is of his appearance at the World Cup when the Argentine captain had a full beard. Not to be outdone, Ronaldo fans also managed to come up with an exquisite optical illusion that manages to show his face in the middle of seemingly nowhere. Indeed, the image shows that of a secluded place in the middle of what appears to be a forest.
In a forest with a pond and surrounded by greenery, there is a little concrete platform with a tent on it. However, if you look closer by squinting your eyes, you will probably be able to see a mesmerizing picture of Ronaldo smiling in the optical illusion. The gap between the ground and tend create his eyes and the little stairs leading to the platform are his teeth in this crazy illusion.
Fans have been able to discover even more optical illusions involving Messi and Ronaldo. Cristiano seems to have yet another optical illusion of himself in what appears to be a rugby game in a stadium full of fans, excluding one section. If you look closely, you’ll be able to see his face in the illusion of the crowd.
Some Ronaldo supporters even appear to have found enough material in another illusion to mock Messi. IN another similar image of the Argentine superstar, an image of clouds in a blue sky shows you the infamous picture of Messi crying after losing a Copa America final with his national team in the past. Of course, optical illusions can be created by anyone these days thanks to the magic of the internet.
There are a few optical illusion generators which you can use to create one by using certain images. Going by the rate at which AI and technology is advancing as well as becoming accessible, don’t be surprised if you see more such ‘tricky’ images of these two incredible footballers in the future.